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January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

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Family Vacation in Salem, Oregon

January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm
Salem Feature

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

Family Friendly Activities in Roseburg, Oregon

January 11, 2016 – 11:31 pm
Micelli Park

As it turns out, fall is a lovely time to live in the state of Oregon and we had planned a road trip to Roseburg, a community of about 20,000 people living halfway between Eugene …

Oregon: Magic and Tradition Mix at Christmas in the Garden Event

November 23, 2015 – 5:38 pm

It’s hard to live in an area of the country where you can guarantee that there won’t be a winter wonderland of snow. But at Oregon Garden’s Christmas in the Garden, it’s been built for …

Oregon’s Iconic Timberline Lodge

November 12, 2015 – 12:42 pm

Last weekend we ventured out to the iconic Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. Built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lodge sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet …

Lake Creek Rock Slides, Triangle Lake, Oregon

October 6, 2015 – 9:45 pm

As fate would have it, we moved to Oregon in the driest, hottest, year in recent history. People from the Midwest don’t handle heat well at all, and we started to panic about three weeks …

Sandboarding the Oregon Dunes

September 23, 2015 – 12:43 pm
Owen Henning Thumbs Up

Located on the northern edge of Florence, Oregon, Sand Master Park is a 40-acre privately owned expanse of sand dunes spanning the distance between US Highway 101 and Harbor Vista County Park on the Oregon …

Sand Ranch, New Rock Shop in Florence, Oregon

September 16, 2015 – 11:18 am
Sand Ranch

Sand Ranch Rock Shop & Souvenirs is winding down on a successful first summer in its new location at 5351 Highway 101 in Florence, Oregon. The newest addition to the family-friendly attractions at Sand Master …

7 Places to Take your Kids near Medford, Oregon

September 3, 2015 – 9:11 am
Go Kart Hero

A gateway stop between Southern Oregon and Northern California, Medford sits in the heart of the Rogue Valley. Located between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges, fruits like peaches, pears, and grapes thrive in a …

Top 15 Family-Friendly Attractions in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am

If you’ve ever moved your family to a new city or state, one of the first things you’ll do is consult the internet for suggestions of places to take your kids. We moved to Eugene, …

7 Places to Take Your Kids in Tillamook, Oregon

July 21, 2015 – 4:53 pm

The official website for Tillamook County, Oregon says “Welcome to the land of Cheese, Trees, and Ocean Breeze,” which is (by my estimation) a fairly accurate tagline. I recently drove all over Tillamook County with …

Oregon Coast: Wheeler on the Nehalem Bay

July 20, 2015 – 3:44 pm
Rising Star Cafe

A short drive up Highway 101 from Tillamook is the city of Wheeler. Built along the eastern edge of the Nehalem Bay in the shadow of Neahkahnie Mountain, this coastal community is significantly less touristy …

Oregon’s Most Awesome Fish Hatchery

July 5, 2015 – 1:50 pm

You heard me. Fish hatchery. To be honest, I have been to many fish hatcheries in my life, but only one in state of Oregon—the Willamette Fish Hatchery on the eastern edge of Oakridge.
In general, …

Hiking the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

June 29, 2015 – 3:31 pm
View from Platform

Continuing our exploration of the Oregon Coast, this past weekend’s road trip brought us to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40-mile stretch of sand dunes located to the north of Reedsport and the south …

Kid-Friendly Venues in Albany, Oregon

June 18, 2015 – 5:10 pm
The Pix Couches

With a population hovering around 50,000 Oregonians, Albany is one of the twenty most populous cities in the state. Named in honor of  Albany, New York, the Oregon counterpart has the largest variety of historical …